Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Walked Into FBI Office And Claimed ISIS Was Forcing Him To Fight
NEW: In Nov. 2016, FLL suspect walked into FBI office in Anchorage, claiming he was being forced to fight for ISIS, sources tell CBS News.— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 6, 2017
NBC News reported that the shooter’s family is from Puerto Rico, and he served in National Guard and signed up in August 2016. “He signed up on that just a few months ago…He was not on any active duty,” NBC News reportedIOW, he’s a known screw up. Every article I’ve seen emphasizes his ties to the military.
Pete Williams of NBC News reported that the shooter allegedly “had mental health issues, and reported hearing voices.”
~~~He signed up for Alaska's Air National Guard in August of 2016, and was honorably discharged four months ago. So he was in for about a month, maybe less. Smells like he signed up to get some training, access to weapons and possibly ID. He had this planned for a long time. If that’s accurate he got kicked out for some non-judicial reason. Flunked basic training?
AND THEN THERE'S THIS:
Santiago flew into the airport from Anchorage, Alaska (with a layover in Minneapolis, St. Paul), and checked a gun for the flight.
After claiming his bag, he loaded it in a bathroom and then opened fire on the baggage claim area, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca said.
NBC News reports that Santiago had a history of mental problems, but had reportedly been getting treatment.
His most recent address was in Naples, but he lived in Anchorage from 2014 to 2016, where his girlfriend and child continue to live. He is also from New Jersey.
Santiago was a combat engineer in the Army National Guard, and served one year in Iraq before being honorably discharged last year, the Army Criminal Investigation Division confirmed.
The motive for the shooting is still not known, but Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told CNN that Santiago may have gotten into an altercation on his flight earlier that morning.
'I know that was mentioned as a potential cause and they wanted to kind of look into that a little further and get to that point,' Rubio said.
Sources also told ABC News that Santiago was contacted by the FBI after an employer back in Alaska raised concerns about certain things he had said. After that meeting, Santiago started getting treatment for his mental health issues.AND THIS:
PASTORIUS NOTE:^ UPDATE via #iAWACS ISIS Telegram accts posting Arabic translation of Ft Lauderdale shooter name b4 it was reported https://t.co/fpsM9Nv4CB pic.twitter.com/9pQRmN2KRu— JΞSTΞR ✪ ΔCTUAL³³º¹ (@th3j35t3r) January 6, 2017
CLEARLY THIS IS A MAN WITH JIHADIST SYMPATHIES,
AND CLEARLY HE HAD A SCREW LOOSE.
HE TURNED HIMSELF OVER THE FBI ON A SILVER PLATTER.
AND WHAT DID THE FBI DO ABOUT IT?
IS THIS THE SAME FBI WHO IS TELLING US, WITHOUT EVIDENCE, THAT RUSSIANS HACKED THE ELECTIONS?